The secret is that informed consent in health care is commonly not-so-well informed. It might be a document we ask you to sign, at the behest of our lawyers, in case we end up in court if a bad outcome happens. Unfortunately, it is often not really about informing you.
"Informed Patient? Don’t Bet On It" is from the March 06, 2017 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D. and Timothy D. Gilligan, M.D. and narrated by Fleet Cooper.